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Fluffy, fun, frivolous
I have enjoyed the whole series except the Queenie character (maid). Really, the woman is as stupid as a ton of bricks and so Georgiana must be too, to keep her.
Georgiana herself, star of her own life, and also Belinda - love that breathy little voice.
No extremes...good listening for when you don't want to be challenged or intrigued too deeply.
I listen to this kind of book in between longer, darker or deeper historical and crime novels. It's a great balance! I have to admit that I have fallen asleep to most of these books, but because I intended to, not because they were boring!
Right up there in the top 20!
Yes. The narrative is enlightening without overwhelming the listener with too much detail.
Not a thing!
I truly enjoy this series.
This series of books is great for relaxed reading. Somewhat like the Elizabeth Peters series with Peabody. They are interesting from a historical perspective, i.e. what one does or doesn't do in society at the time; the "shame" of Mrs. Simpson etc. and written in a light, great for vacation, style.
At the top!
Yes, many turns and twists!
No, but I was delighted with the voices and accents of the various characters! Kellgren does an exceptional job and will keep you listening!
Light, enjoyable and charming.
The Royal Flush books are a nice addition to the cozy mystery genre
Yes, in the first Royal Flush - it was just as good this time around
No extreme reaction - I just enjoyed 8 hours of escape in to a vanished world :)
I love non-gruesome murder/mystery novels so I had fun with this one. It's a cute story with endearing characters. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (light historical mystery) - Royal Flush is Book 3 in the Royal Spyness series, which is set in Europe back in the 1930's. This particular book involves a series of mysterious attempts at murdering members of the Royal Family. As always in this series, there's a complicated mystery, action, romance and tons of fun! I'm very hard to please when it comes to humorous fiction and usually think it's just cozy fluff, but not this series. You will need to pay attention to try to figure out whodunnit, and you will be pleasantly surprised to see how it ends.
What I love best about this series is the slowly budding romance between the main character, Georgianna, and the mysterious Darcy O'Mara. (Is he a spy? If so, who does he spy for?) They flirt and progress just a little bit in each book, and he always shows up to rescue her when she gets into dangerous situations. There's one scene between them at the end which was so adorable it had me smiling as I was driving. I'm sure people wondered what was on my mind!
PERFORMANCE - Katherine Kellgren is amazing. She does so many accents and voices -- a true artist. The voice she gives promiscuous Belinda is an absolute hoot.
OVERALL (actual rating 4.5) - The mysteries in this series begin and end in the same book so they can stand alone, but you should listen in order to follow the romance and character development. I don't think there's any cursing or sex, although there are references to sexual attraction and loose lifestyles. I wouldn't really recommend this for men because of Georgie's girlish antics, but highly recommended for women!
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Rhys Bowen can do NO wrong! This third installment of A Royal Spyness Mystery was full of action, excitement, and suspense. I love how Rhys sets up several characters to be the culprit through out the story. Its so much more fun to wonder than know right away. Im loving the romance building between Georgie and Darcy and I also loved learning more background on some of Georgie's family. Her grandfather, sister-in-law, and brother are in this book much more, and I enjoyed its setting taking place at Georgie's home vs London this time. This series is such a fun listen and Katherine Kellgren is unbelievable! I cant imagine reading this series and not being able to hear all the characters distinct voices. She really brings this series to an entirely different level than other narrators. It feels like Im watching a movie more than listening. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
The narration and the dry sense of humor of the author.
The humor and learning about English royalty.
This is pretty much par for the course, which I think is quite good. The books are fun and a nice diversion.
Royalty moonlights as detective.
I listen to a Royal Spyness Mystery to relax and to laugh. I am always sorry when they end.
Once I finish listening to the fourth book in the series I'm going to listen to all of them again. They are really a lot of fun.
The characters in this series are characters indeed - each unique and well developed.
She is marvelous!
I don't like to listen to any book in one sitting but I do keep coming back for more.